Saturday, March 10, 2012

March Challenge--Healthy Eating Menu

Last week's granola was a hit with the family!  It was delicious, but my family went through 24+ cups of it (plus other cereal and breakfast food) in 10 days!  My family eats a LOT, which makes it difficult to feed them healthily at all times.

The hearty lentil chili was a little spicy, but delicious!  We took it to a church potluck and there was plenty leftover for a couple more meals too.  It was a hit with the gluten-free folks at the potluck and so we shared some with them.  I threw in some black beans and we ate it with cornbread and on rice for leftovers.

The chicken vegetable curry on forbidden rice was WONDERFUL!  I liked it soooo much that I had to put it on the menu again for this week's meals!

We tried to avoid processed foods, but didn't freak out when Grammy shared these delicious daffodil cupcakes with us.  We received a free package of Oreos from our local grocery store this week in celebration of Oreos 100th birthday, and we ordered Dominos when 3 of Josiah's family members decided to come stay with us on short notice for the weekend.

Today, I was excited to go to a Local Food Fair in a nearby town where farmers and ranchers sold local goods and gave info on their products!  I purchased 12# of raw, local honey and 8# of locally grown, pesticide-free beans.

Here is this week's menu plan:

Cascadian Farms Organic Granola (purchased on a good sale with coupons)
Arrowhead Mills Puffed Rice
Organic Toast with organic raspberry jam with half the amount of sugar

Fruits and veggies
Mozzarella cheese wedges
Puffed Rice with milk
Organic 9-grain bread and butter
Yogurt/Spinach smoothies

PB and honey sandwiches (Bountiful Basket organic bread)x2
Annie's Mac N' Cheese
Leftovers x3
Organic black beans in homemade whole wheat tortillas, with cheese

Crockpot Chicken Curry on organic brown rice
Beef steaks and steamed brocolli and roasted butter gold potatoes
Pork chop/potato casserole (scalloped potatoes) made with homemade cream of chicken soup
Whole Wheat Panckes topped with organic 100% pure maple syrup, Farm-fresh scrambled eggs
Pepper Stir-Fry on organic brown rice (using BBasket peppers up)
Elk roast (cooked in the crockpot), brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes

I'm thrilled to check out the sites of those who are participating with me in this challenge!  Can't wait to try some new recipes!

No comments:

Pin It
Pin It
Pin It